- throw off something
- throw off (something)
to quickly remove something.
The boys threw off their clothes and jumped into the lake.Opposite of: throw on (something)
Dad threw the cover off and there was a beautiful new bike — just for me!
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throw on something — throw on (something) to quickly put on something. He leapt out of bed and threw his clothes on. She threw on a raincoat and ran outdoors to get the cat. Opposite of: throw off (something) … New idioms dictionary
throw off — (something) to quickly remove something. The boys threw off their clothes and jumped into the lake. Dad threw the cover off and there was a beautiful new bike just for me! Opposite of: throw on (something) … New idioms dictionary
throw off — verb 1. get rid of (Freq. 2) he shed his image as a pushy boss shed your clothes • Syn: ↑shed, ↑cast, ↑cast off, ↑shake off, ↑throw, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
throw off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you throw off something that is restricting you or making you unhappy, you get rid of it. [V P n (not pron)] ...a country ready to throw off the shackles of its colonial past... [V n P] One day depression descended upon him,… … English dictionary
throw off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms throw off : present tense I/you/we/they throw off he/she/it throws off present participle throwing off past tense threw off past participle thrown off 1) to quickly remove a piece of clothing Dieter threw off… … English dictionary
throw-off — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: throw off 1. : an act or instance of throwing off; specifically : the start of a hunt 2. : something that is thrown off 3 … Useful english dictionary
throw off the scent — throw/put someone/off the scent phrase to do something to try to prevent someone from discovering the truth Detectives were thrown off the scent after evidence was destroyed. Thesaurus: to pretend something is not happening or is not the… … Useful english dictionary
throw off the scent — throw (someone) off the scent to give someone false or confusing information so that they will not discover something. The police were thrown off the scent for a while by two of the witnesses, who were found later to be lying. Etymology: based on … New idioms dictionary
throw off balance — throw (someone) off balance to confuse or upset someone for a short time by saying or doing something that they are not expecting. I wasn t expecting any interaction with the audience and was thrown off balance by his question. (usually passive) … New idioms dictionary
throw off — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. get better, get well, improve, gain strength; see recover 3 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To free from or cast out something objectionable or undesirable: clear, disburden, disembarrass, disencumber, release, relieve … English dictionary for students